Education

The Plot to Islamise Birmingham’s Schools

Two reports confirm the worst allegations about a ‘Trojan Horse' plan to impose an intolerant Islamic ethos on British state schools

The Man Who Tried to Teach us all a Lesson

Michael Gove was hated because people prefer the bigotry of low expectations to fixing Britain's education system. But he was right

The Great Reformer

Michael Gove was the most dynamic education secretary Britain ever had

Texting Gove

We have a long way to go before our children get the kind of education they deserve

How to Get School Competition Right

Injecting choice into our education system has raised standards in our schools. More radical reforms would improve them further

Islington: Children as Guinea Pigs of the Left

Experiments in progressive teaching in the north London borough have denied generations of working-class children a good education

Ofsted Must Judge By Results, Not Methods

Inspectors trust good schools to control pupils’ behaviour. So why do they try to impose child-centred teaching? It’s time for reform

Performance-Related Pay Will Be A Débacle

Michael Gove's proposal that teachers be rewarded financially for achieving targets undermines the very ethos of the profession

Duller Than Double French

Tristram Hunt found Education Under Siege a useful book. It's nothing more than the dying groans of the blob

Tristram Hunt’s Lies About Free Schools

Labour’s rising star has accused Michael Gove of conducting a “dangerous ideological experiment”. He is wrong — and he knows it

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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